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Dead of Night
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Director:
Writer:
Alan Ormsby (written by)
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Release Date:
30 August 1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
See the Shattering Suspense From the Start! See more »
Plot:
A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Incredibly creepy chiller See more (66 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Marley ... Charles Brooks
Lynn Carlin ... Christine Brooks
Richard Backus ... Andy Brooks
Henderson Forsythe ... Dr. Philip Allman
Anya Ormsby ... Cathy Brooks

Jane Daly ... Joanne
Michael Mazes ... Bob
Arthur Anderson ... Postman
Arthur Bradley ... George, Army Captain
David Gawlikowski ... Truck Driver
Virginia Cortez ... Rosalie, diner waitress
Bud Hoey ... Ed, diner cook
Robert R. Cannon ... Drunk in diner
Raymond Michel ... Policeman in Diner
Jeff Becker ... Young Boy
Scott Becker ... Young Boy
Greg Wells ... Young Boy
Kevin Schweizer ... Young Boy
Jeff Gillen ... Bartender
Alan Ormsby ... Bystander
Mal Jones ... Sheriff
Edward Anderson ... Deputy
George De Vries ... 1st TV Announcer
Bob Noble ... 2nd TV Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bonney ... Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)

Bob Clark ... Officer Ted (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Clark 
 
Writing credits
Alan Ormsby (written by)

Produced by
Bob Clark .... producer
Gerald Flint-Shipman .... executive producer
Peter James .... producer
Geoffrey Nethercott .... executive producer
John Trent .... producer
 
Original Music by
Carl Zittrer 
 
Cinematography by
Jack McGowan 
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sinclair 
 
Casting by
Jessica Levy 
 
Art Direction by
Forest Carpenter 
 
Set Decoration by
Albert Fisher 
 
Costume Design by
Dyke Davis 
 
Makeup Department
Alan Ormsby .... makeup effects
Tom Savini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
John 'Bud' Cardos .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff Gillen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ralph Weir .... props
 
Sound Department
Jim Clark .... assistant sound
Gary Goch .... sound
Kenneth Heeley-Ray .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Tom Savini .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Randy Franken .... camera operator
John McGowan .... assistant camera
Michael McGowan .... camera operator: second unit
Don Piel .... assistant camera: second unit
 
Other crew
Jamie Chastain .... production assistant
Winton Churchill .... video production assistant
Rodger Kobzina .... video production assistant
George Livingston .... video production assistant
Sandra Marley .... script supervisor (as Sandra L. Ulosevich)
Bill Vergis .... animal owner and trainer: "Butch"
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Deathdream" - USA (reissue title)
"Whispers" - USA (reissue title)
"Deathdream" - Belgium (English title) (video box title)
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Runtime:
88 min | Belgium:98 min (video version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Australia:M (2005 re-rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:-12 | Iceland:16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:PG | West Germany:18

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Richard Backus was cast as Andy because he was able to create a silent stare of intense hatred for the casting agent. Backus' creepy facial expression came into play frequently for the film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tom Savini: The Early Years (2004) (V)See more »

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21 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Incredibly creepy chiller, 29 September 2004
Author: elsbed-1 from USA

I saw this movie on Chiller Theater sometime in the late 70's, and

it stuck with me for a long while. I never knew the title, however,

until I re-discovered it a few years ago. My memories of seeing it as a young kid mostly focused on the

weirdness of the film itself. Richard Backus does an amazingly

creepy performance as "Andy," a soldier in Vietnam who returns

home after being supposedly killed in action. His mom, overjoyed

to see him, refuses to believe anything is wrong, while his sister

and father begin to suspect all is not quite right given his behavior,

pale, vampiric appearance and the many strange incidents which

begin to occur around him. Mom continues to stay in denial until

the very end. The scene with the double date in the drive-in particularly stuck

with me after all those years. Honestly scared the bejezus out of

me as a kid! But re-watching as an adult, I saw the movie more for what it was

meant to be, a social commentary about the Vietnam war. It still

holds up very well today. I am glad to know it has been re-released on DVD with additions,

though I haven't seen this yet. For years it was difficult to even find

a video copy. Plus it was released under several different names. I

think I originally saw it as "The Night Andy Came Home." Definitely recommended.

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